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Paper Pumpkins

Texarkana, Texas – On Saturday, November 20, 2021, the Texarkana Museums System will be crafting paper pumpkins out of old books. Pumpkins are a major theme when it comes to Fall and crafting a pumpkin that doesn’t rot is even better. The event will start at 2 pm in the Ace of Clubs Carriage House and you will need to register in advance. Tickets will be $10 for Non-Members and $5 for Members. The Ace of Clubs House was built in 1885, in the height of the Victorian period and has an unusual floor plan featuring three octagonal rooms at one end and a long rectangular room at the other.  It was a private residence for one hundred years and was owned by three different families, before Miss Olivia, the last residence, left it to the Texarkana Museums System in 1985.  The Ace of Clubs House offers guided tours Tuesday through Sunday and typically hosts special events such as workshops, lectures, and other activities on the third Saturday of the month. Continue Reading →

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Painting with a Treat

Texarkana, Texas – On October 16, 2021, The Texarkana Museums System will be hosting a Painting with a Treat class. Guest Artist, Richard Cramer, will be instructing a Halloween inspired painting for the public to recreate and take home.  The event will start at 2 pm in the Carriage House at the Ace of Clubs. We will have a limited number of spots available, so registration ahead of time is required. Tickets will be $25 for Non-members and $20 for Members and the event will be BYOB. We will have light refreshments available. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana Chamber to Host Engaging Texarkana Conference September 22

TEXARKANA, USA: The Texarkana USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, along with Farmers Bank & Trust and the Texas Pioneer Foundation, will host their third Engaging Texarkana Conference on September 22, 2021. This year’s conference will be hybrid, meaning it will be offered in-person at the Texarkana Texas Convention Center and through an online application accessible by phone or desktop computer. Engaging Texarkana is a one-day learning conference designed to educate businesses on the working world today. Tony Brigmon, former Ambassador of Fun for Southwest Airlines, will bring his high energy and experience to headline the event. “I’m looking forward to being with all of you community professionals on September 22 in Texarkana,” said Brigmon in a pre-conference promotional video. Continue Reading →

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Dancing Ranch Farms Pumpkin Patch 2021

Fouke, AR: The Dancing Ranch Farms will have a grand opening on September 17, 2021, and just in time for the fall season. The ranch is located in Fouke, Arkansas, and on Miller County Road 218 at 490. The “Pumpkin Patch” will feature hayrides, games, a haunted maze, and much more. After the grand opening day, events will be held Fridays from 7 pm to midnight, Saturdays from 11 am to midnight and Sundays midday from 2 pm to 8 pm. The Dancing Ranch Farms is operated by Ronnie and Susan Dancer of Fouke. Continue Reading →

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Master Gardener Training will be Online Again This Fall

If you are interested in becoming an Arkansas Master Gardener, now is the time to apply. We have pivoted the fall Master Gardener training from Zoom to Online. This current online training will be open for two months for trainees to complete. “This program would be of interest to anyone who would like to sharpen their horticulture knowledge and skills,” Berni Kurz, extension educator-consumer horticulture for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture, said. Master Gardener online training fee is typically $150 but Miller County Extension Service is pleased to offer this online training for $100. Continue Reading →

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2A Fun Shoot in Texarkana on August 14

2A Fun Shoot

Texarkana, AR: The Miller County Republican Committee (MCRC) will host its first 2A Fun Shoot at Rocky Creek Outdoors in Texarkana, Arkansas, on Saturday, August 14. Those interested can obtain additional information online. The event will include several contests throughout the day and starts at 8 a.m. Participants may join one or all events. Events will consist of a 100 Sporting Clay event, 5-Stand event, 50 Target 16 Yard Trap event, and more.

Registration is online, and participants are not required to pay until arrival at Rocky Creek Outdoors. There will be a raffle and door prizes as well. Continue Reading →

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Local Tourism Group Promoting Independence Day Celebrations near Broken Bow

Broken Bow, OK— Local folks and Tourists of all ages will find many ways to enjoy festive fun this Fourth of July as a regional tourism company has compiled a list of free and festive events happening in the area this holiday. “Things To Do In Hochatown” offers a web page and social media outlets that provide the public with resources, information, updates and announcements for McCurtain County and surrounding areas. (

Upcoming Independence Day Events include:

July 1st: Choctaw Casino, Broken Bow, OK

July 2nd: Idabel Bell High School, Idabel, OK

July 3rd: Field of Dreams Fundraiser, @ Samaritan Fields in De Queen, AR. 5:00PM

Live DJ, Obstacle Course, Food, FIFA Tournament and More. All Proceeds go to Samaritan Fields

Jul 4th: Wright City Rodeo, Wright City, OK, Rodeo Grounds Road, 74766

 Bareback Horses, Ranch Broncs, Kid Events, Barrels, Calf Rope, Team Rope, Bulls then Fireworks. Continue Reading →

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TFBMW Rally Set to Start Friday

Texarkana, USA: Texarkana Fallen Bikers Memorial Wall (TFBMW), a non-profit 501(c) 3, will hold their 2021 rally this Friday through Sunday at the Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center. June 11 through June 13 will mark the annual rally with pre-registration at $60 for singles or $100 for couples. The cost of admission will include a Rally T-Shirt, patch, and access to all the weekend events, including the Friday and Saturday night meals. The doors will open Friday at 4 pm, and Saturday at 7 am.

The rally is open to all motorcyclists and the general public. There will be vendors present, Friday night bike games, meals, meet and greets, and Karaoke. Saturday morning will feature guided bike rides, an auction, and a bike and car show that will start at 12:30. Dinner Saturday will be served from 6 pm to 8 pm.

White Trash Wannabees will provide music. Sunday morning will feature a free breakfast from 9 am to 11 am, followed by a Biker Church Service at 11 am. Pre-registration can be completed online at the organization’s site For more information or to register, go online to the TFBMW home page at or to the Facebook Page. The Texarkana Arkansas Convention Center is located at 5200 Convention Plaza Dr. in Texarkana, Arkansas. Google Map to the Convention Center. Continue Reading →

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Clay’s Golf & Guitars Raises Funds for Haven Homes

Golf Tournament and Concert Bring Locals Together to Benefit Faith-Based Recovery Program

WHAT: The Clay Eichler Memorial Fund will host its annual fundraiser, Clay’s Golf & Guitars, to raise funds for Haven Homes, a Texarkana, Texas nonprofit organization that provides safe housing, work and service programs, counseling, and spiritual guidance to those struggling with life issues such as alcoholism, drug abuse and addiction. The fundraiser begins with a morning golf tournament, an evening concert featuring ESCAPE: The Ultimate Journey Tribute Band, and a dream vacation raffle. WHY: Gail & Dr. Ed Eichler started the Clay Eichler Memorial Fund in 2015 following the untimely loss of their son Clay. Each year, the Clay Eichler Memorial Fund raises money through the annual event Clay’s Golf and Guitars with all profits benefiting worthy local organizations needing financial assistance. The recipients of funds raised by this event are chosen by the board on a rotating basis. Continue Reading →

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Texarkana Farmers’ Market Opening May 1st

The Texarkana Farmers’ Market located at 305 Texas Blvd is set to open for the 2021 summer season on Saturday, May 1st.  The theme of the May 1st market will be ‘Meet your Farmers’ sponsored by Farmers Bank and Trust.  There will be social media campaign that highlight the many vendors that will be a part of the 2021 Farmers’ Market.  The market opens at 7am until noon/sold out every Saturday through July. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced, and facemasks are encouraged. 

Cultural Foods Coordinator and Mobile Market Manager Annemarie Sullivan said, “After an unpredictable season last year, we have a steady new stream of people looking for more local, healthy food choices.  We are excited to open back up and fill that need!  Whether you are a regular at the market, or just found us, we appreciate you making time on a Saturday to come out and get the best in locally produced foods and goods.  Your purchases support our local economy, family farms, and small businesses.”      

Members of the public can check the Texarkana Farmers Market website or social media pages for updates throughout the season. Visit our website - to find information on how to become a vendor, rules, and regulations for selling, event information, and updates for when the TXK Market Boxes will reopen. The Texarkana Farmers’ Market is funded in part by a USDA grant and local sponsors. For more information please contact, Keith Beason, Planner II and at 903-798-3901 or Continue Reading →

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